UPND Chairman for elections Gary Nkombo says next week’s polls will prove that UPND is not an online party as some people have been saying.

In an interview, Thursday, Nkombo said once in government, the UPND would ensure that it “sanitizes” the country from corrupt activities which had been happening under PF.

“We are not anxious at all, we have got our eyes focused on the ball. And you know people used to say that UPND was an online political party but now the time for reckoning has slowly started approaching. It will soon be beyond us, such that by the time we are waking up on the 13th into 14, 15, 16th of August, 2021, we will have the declaration of the 7th President of this country and it will prove that UPND has not been an online political party,” Nkombo said.

“They are dealing with different human beings and once we form a government ahead of next week’s voting, we are going to sanitize this country from the corruption activities that have been happening under the Patriotic Front government. We will make sure that we balance up a society that is imbalanced into a just society so as to avoid all these things called corruption.”

And commenting on former Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo’s remarks that UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema cannot win next week’s general elections because Zambians “don’t like him”, Nkombo said the results would speak for themselves, adding that Zambians wanted change.

“It is written on all the walls that people want change, we have said it before and we [will] say it again. The 12 August election results will definitely have to be determined by those who go to vote rather than those who go to count the vote. We are remaining hopeful and yes there are people who have been yearning for this change and I can tell you that we are soon approaching it. Bowman is just a person, so he should not categorize himself as the Zambian people. We know he does not like him but this is a function of numbers and we have the majority. So let’s wait and see if what Bowman is saying is the truth when the country goes to vote in next week’s general elections. We shall see if Zambians really don’t like the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema or maybe Mr Lusambo’s remarks are just wishful thinking,” said Nkombo.